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Residents discuss Tallahassee race relations on Day of Dialogue

Residents discuss Tallahassee race relations on Day of Dialogue
Residents discuss Tallahassee race relations on Day of Dialogue
Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 16:28:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Monday afternoon, about 50 residents spent time talking about race relations in Tallahassee as part of an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition.

The 21st annual Day of Dialogue pushed locals to create "unity in the face of division."

The event coordinator said this was an opportunity to talk about a topic that continues to make headlines.

"When we take a look at what's happening in the news today, what's coming from the highest points of leadership, we see this divisiveness in the community, but that's not what Tallahassee is," said Angela Hendrieth, the coordinator of the Day of Dialogue. "That's not what we want here, and so our job is to ensure that those type of tentacles don't get into our community, and we're doing everything that we can to squash it now."